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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Friday, with gains in the prior session having moved the S&P 500 to within 2 points of a closing record, after upbeat economic data from Germany and ahead of a reading on U.S. consumer confidence. * Germany grew 0.7 percent in Read More

Enough of all the negative chatter, Jim Cramer would rather take a look at the stocks that are actually working right now. These are the stocks behind the Dow (Dow Jones Global Indexes: .DJI) closing right on the brink of 18,000 and NASDAQ (NASDAQ: .IXIC) hitting a 15 year high on Thursday. One stock that Read More

Enough of all the negative chatter—Jim Cramer would rather take a look at the stocks that are actually working right now. These are the stocks behind the Dow (.DJI) closing right on the brink of 18,000 and NASDAQ (.IXIC) hitting a 15-year high on Thursday. Especially one like Skechers that has Read More

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, with a rally in technology stocks leading the Nasdaq to a 15-year high, helping to offset the impact of some tepid economic data. The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI) rose 106.9 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,969.04, the S&P 500 (.SPX) gained 19.69 points, or Read More

U.S. stocks traded higher on Thursday as investors cheered a cease-fire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and firming oil prices. “I think the market is taking its cue off Putin’s announcement of a cease-fire agreement,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. He also expected a compromise to come out of Greece Read More

The livestream is finished. Video on demand will be available soon. Stocks were moving higher at midday Thursday. The Nasdaq (^IXIC) hit a fresh all-time high and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) hit a new high for 2015. The Dow (^DJI) was also higher. Investors reacted to a cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine, and shrugged off Read More

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden’s central bank, although soft economic data may keep gains in check. Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal to end fighting in Read More